Included are 6 total tarsia puzzles (3 differentiated tarsia puzzles for scientific notation and 3 for exponent laws, each having three levels of difficulty)
For those learners who are having a little difficulty use the "developing" puzzle. For those learners who understand a majority of the content but still may struggle with a few problems use the "proficient" puzzle. Finally for those learners who breeze through the content and need or enjoy a challenge use the "advanced" puzzle.
I will spend at least two days on this activity. I use it as a review when we are finished both scientific notation and all of the exponents laws.
The first review day, I will pair or group the students into no more than 4, Then give out the scientific notation puzzle and have them compete against other groups to complete the whole puzzle. The first place team gets 5 points on their test, 2nd place 4 points, and so forth.
The second day I will have the students pair up and work on the laws of exponents puzzle. You can do the same thing or switch it up.
This is great for all, because you can give the "easier" puzzles to those who are struggling and give the "tougher" puzzles to those who are breezing through the lesson. The rest of the students can receive the proficient puzzle.
When printing, make sure you select the “fit” option under your print settings so that the templates fit the page.
FYI**YOU MAY WANT TO WHITE-OUT THE DIFFERENT LEVELS BEFORE MAKING COPIES FOR THE STUDENTS SO THAT THEY DO NOT KNOW WHICH LEVEL PUZZLE THEY ARE RECEIVING*